Out with the old, in with the new. Today we are showcasing two new additions to the Immitter.
New Mobile Design
As a developer, i understand the push for mobile first. Heck i still have friends asking me when we’re going to release the app. Truth be told, that date is still TBD, but don’t sleep on the fact that we have taken the time to make sure the Immitter is extremely mobile friendly. I’m talking like, extremely! We’ve gone to great lengths to make sure that new listeners are just as satisfied with the mobile experience as they are with your music.
Today we release a new design of our mobile profile page that i think you will appreciate.
Now, instead of seeing an ugly big black stream radio button, we present to you our more lean play button. Clicking this play button will begin streaming your entire discography. To compensate for the size of mobile devices we made sure the button was as big as the average thumb…because we are an ergonomically friendly company and all.
See below for a picture of our new play button. I know it might seem anal, but it took many hours to design a button we were proud of and we hope you enjoy it too.
We’ve all come across THAT song or THAT album! You know what I’m talking about…That new track that you’ve just discovered and now MUST keep on repeat all day. If you’ve browsed around on Immitter, you may have noticed there is no repeat button. Don’t fret, Immitter was designed to repeat at the end of ANY stream. So if you want to get in that all day vibe, here are two ways on Immitter that you can put tracks or albums on repeat.
Use your profile feed
Log in to your profile on Immitter and make sure you are at your Feed, this is usually the first place you are taken when you log in. Click the create a new feed button and select the ‘Track Name’ filter. Enter the name of the track that you would like on repeat and then name and save your new feed. Your new feed will now consist of your repeat track for the day. You can use this same technique to stream albums, artists, tags etc. and once you hit the end of your stream, whether it be a single track or an entire album, Immitter will repeat the stream.
If you are not a registered user of Immitter, we offer you the same functionality. Click the Immitter banner or type in www.immitter.com to access the home screen. After arriving at the home screen, click the red ‘Filter’ button at the top right of the charts to activate your options pane and select a filter. Select the ‘Track Name’ filter. Enter the name of the track that you would like on repeat.
We’ve just introduced the newest member of the Immitter family, the FEED!
Simply put, a Feed is a bunch of filtered preferences cobbled together to create a saved stream of only the type of music that you prefer.
When you create a feed you can easily monitor the Immitter for new tracks and new emerging artists to support. Each feed that you create is dynamically updated as new songs, that match your preferences, are added to the Immitter. Additionally, if you aren’t as active as you would like to be on the Immitter, no problemo, the top most tracks from your Feed are emailed to you periodically; You set the time of delivery.
We hope you have fun monitoring the Immitter with this new feature. Be sure to leave us feedback on ways to enhance the Feed to suit your needs even more.
I was talking with a friend the other day, and something he said jumped up and struck me, dead in the forehead.
He was talking about how some friends of his, who were musicians, were making some really cool synth wave stuff out in LA. He basically wanted to introduce them to Immitter. His reasoning, is what struck me over the head top. “It wouldn’t hurt them to have another channel, its just good marketing”. I think we need to take a step back and listen to the words coming out of this non-artists mouth, someone just looking from the outside in, a listener, waiting to be converted, to a fan.
Sometimes we are so trapped in our bubble of “cool”, that we miss the whole shit. We’re blinded by being where everyone else is at, instead of working to be where everyone else is not. Get your music out. To more channels. And once you’ve done that, even more channels. Now, is the only time in history that you can literally ride the waves. Let your music work for you, not the other way around. Besides, It’s just good marketing.
Today we are launching a NEWforum for the Immitter community of artists, bands, and music enthusiasts. Our goal is to provide a platform to share and discuss new ideas, strategies and topics surrounding the independent music industry. Topics range from education to entertainment. We are excited to watch this community grow and evolve organically.
Forum features include, direct messaging, private group conversations, and the ability to create new public discussions around your favorite music topics. As the community grows we will definitely be adding more features.
The Immitter community will also serve as a place to directly reach the Immitter staff in regards to site issues, improvements or suggestions.
Active community members stand the chance of gaining recognition outside of releasing new music, becoming a thought leader in the independent music community by sharing helpful insights, tips, and how-to knowledge, and winning the respect of peers via staff promotion to moderator status. All moderators help protect the immitter community to make sure it stays a fun and safe place to network and meet new friends.
Oh oooooh. We’ve just saved you ahelluvalotta time…
Recently we rolled out a new alien-like floating upload button that appears when you need it and disappears when you don’t. We spent many months carefully designing our new upload process with only one goal in mind: To cut the upload to distribution time to a fraction of its former self. We believe that the excitement of uploading your music into the webs shouldn’t dampen the excitement of releasing something new. It should be fast, yet seamless, simple yet powerful, accessible but not distracting. I’m confident to say that with this new release, we’ve done exactly that.
Anyone down for a speed run?
To put our upload where our mouth is, we recorded this video mimicking a new member submitting music in virtually seconds (around 40 to be exact), the only known thing to rival that type of speed would be..well..The Millennium Falcon?
Watch the video below, you’ll be genuinely impressed with how seamlessly and efficiently you can upload new songs for distribution to our email network.
Keep in mind, the pace at which we are uploading is staged to mimic an average user, however, we’re confident that as power-users we can achieve speeds of sub 30 maybe even 20 seconds on a new release. Say goodbye to minutes.
Over the next couple weeks we will be rolling out many exciting tools and features that we’ve been working on, so stay tuned, but for now…feast your eyes on the fastest upload on the net!
Want to see if you can clock a faster time? Be our guest. visit immitter.com/upload and be sure to let us know your times in the comments.